Going green with your business is going to have a positive impact on the environment and save you money in many ways. The more you move in that direction, the more you’re going to benefit. When you get ready to make those changes, it’s time to devise a good plan for implementing them. Here are some of the ways that you can go green with your business, so ask yourself, is your business green enough?
Do you know what PCW stands for? It stands for post consumer waste. While most businesses are going digital as much as possible, many still have to print stuff out, too. That is where the recycled paper comes in handy. That goes for all kinds of paper used at your business, including any packaging. If you think about it, there are all kinds of ways to use post consumer waste products at your business.
What type of lighting are you using at your business? Consider using CFL bulbs, or if you would like another option, LED lights are also cool. While they do cost more, they last longer and use less energy. It’s a good trade. It requires an initial investment, but it pays off in the end and of course at the same time limits your environmental impact.
What appliances need replaced at your business? I live in a private condo in a commercial building, and the place just upgraded to new boilers not long ago. Think about the opportunities you have for getting energy efficient appliances when they arise. Doing this gradually step by step will have a huge impact on your business.
Did you know that you can get an energy audit done for your business as well? If you do that, you will find additional ways that you can save money on energy costs and go green. If you like and are able, you can also look into alternative energy sources as well.
This next tip is going to surprise you because it has everything to do with the digital presence of your business. You can choose green web hosting, and that may have caught you of guard. Do you know what that means? They do many of the things you plan to do as a business going green, and you rely on your web host for your website. So go with a green web host, and for that matter, try networking with more green businesses out there as well.